Colline de l’Hirondelle Carignan 1515 Rouge 2013
‘L’hirondelle’ (90 years old) sand, silt and pebbles
‘Almayrac’ (65 years old) sandy loam
WINEMAKING: Destemmed and fermented in steel. 25% aged in 2nd use French oak for 8 months. Bottle aged prior to release.
We chose to farm our vineyards organically because it allows us to produce quality grapes while working in harmony with our convictions about protecting the natural environment.
It’s also the only kind of farming we’ve ever done. Our approach to growing grapes and making wine is hands-on and small-scale which favors manual work in the vineyards, the use of natural products, and common sense. Since we started converting the vineyards to organic farming we have seen birds and insects return and the soils slowly come back to life. We can also harvest delicious wild arugula and other lettuces in the vineyards, which in itself is reason enough for me to go organic.